Haloterrigena turkmenica DSM 5511

Names Haloterrigena turkmenica DSM 5511
Accession numbers NC_013743, NC_013744, NC_013745, NC_013746, NC_013747, NC_013748, NC_013749
Background Haloterrigena turkmenica (strain ATCC 51198 / DSM 5511 / NCIMB 13204 / VKM B-1734) is a chemoorganotrophic, carotenoid-containing, extreme halophilic Gram-negative bacterium isolated from a sulfate saline soil in Turkmenistan. H. turkmenica cells occur mostly as single cells, rarely in pairs or tetrads. It is described as ovoid to coccoid, 1.5-2 um in diameter, but can also be rod-shaped. It has neither spores, nor flagella, nor lipid. Colonies are pigmented red or light pink due of the presence of C5O-carotenoids. It requires at least 2 M NaCl, and the optimal temperature growth is 51 degrees Celsius. (Adapted from: PMID 21304683). (HAMAP: HALTV)
Strain DSM 5511
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (11-JAN-2010) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
(20-JAN-2010) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method Sanger, Illumina, 454
Isolation site Salt soil crust in Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan
Isolation country Turkmenistan
Number of replicons 7
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Cocci
Mobility Yes
Flagellar presence Yes
Number of membranes 1
Oxygen requirements Aerobic
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Specialized
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement NA
Sporulation NA
Metabolism NA
Energy source NA
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No